Tribal language books introduced in Koraput Odisha


A set of seven story books in tribal languages with Odia translation have been introduced in some primary schools in Koraput district in a bid to check the dropout rate among tribal students.

Introduction of books in Kuvi, Gadaba and Paraja languages with Odia translation in a few schools in district’s Pottangi block is aimed at arresting dropout rate among tribal students and promote multilingual method of teaching at primary level.

“Most of the tribal students at primary school level face difficulty in understanding Odia and drop out,” said Sanjit Patnaik, secretary of a voluntary organisation which has prepared the books in association with NEG-Fire, a Delhi-based organisation.

tribal-book-odishaThe books consist of pictorial presentation of tribal folklore with Odia translation so that the teachers could easily converse with the students.


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